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South Indian style lunch or breakfast: Dosa or Rice-lentil crepes with Mint cilantro chutney and tomato chutney… This is truly a comfort meal for any South Indian: Dosa along with chutneys taste delicious literally any day. Recipes Dosa batter and Dosa Recipe: Click here Mint Cilantro Chutney Recipe: Click here Tomato Chutney Recipe: Click here More Lunch...

Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...

Oats Idli or steamed oats cake, by adding oats idlis got a healthy makeover… One of the popular South Indian veggie breakfasts is Idli. Traditionally, the idli batter is made by grinding soaked rice and urad dal which is then allowed to ferment overnight, the batter is then poured onto idli moulds and are steam cooked. It resembles to a soft and spongy round...

A healthy breakfast or evening snack… Oats is one of the heart healthiest ingredients that can be used for making so many dishes. I start my day mostly with oats: oats mixed with milk, oats pancake, oats porridge, sometimes I make cookies or granola bars with oats. It’s such a versatile ingredient that can be added as whole or ground. One of the breakfast...

Breakfast dishes of South India… Breakfast means “breaking the fast”, after almost 7 to 8 hours of fasting food eaten for breakfast have to make us feel good and impart the energy to kick start the day. In South India, most of the breakfast dishes are rice based, made from scratch and are served fresh and warm. Common dishes served are Appam (rice...

Soft and melt into the mouth rice crepes of South India… Appam, which can be referred as “Kerala’s Laced Rice crepes” is one of the popular breakfast dishes which is served with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries. Appam literally goes well with almost any curries: chicken, beef, mutton or veggie korma. My sister’s favorite way...

Puttu gets delicious when stuffed with mussel and squid… Puttu or steamed rice flour is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Making puttu is really easy: wet the rice flour and add to the puttu maker along with grated coconut and is steamed for a few minutes. It can be served with literally anything: my absolute favorites are puttu with chicken curry or fish...

Perfectly puffed up pooris are a real joy to the eyes and taste buds… Pooris are fried wheat bread, very common in Indian cuisine served for breakfast or with other meals. Making puffed up pooris are not that hard, you just need to know a few tricks and you will turn into an expert poori maker. Honestly, I wasn’t that good in making pooris. It’s...

Soft and fluffy ottappams made in a clay pan… I had waited so long to make this in my kitchen, finally my wait ended and I made the perfectly fluffy and soft ottappams. You have to have the clay pan to make this, it won’t turn out good when made in a non-stick pan. I am back to blogging after a 3 weeks vacation in India and Dubai. I had a wonderful vacation...

Fried orotti and chicken curry, one of my favorite combinations… Hope those who observe fast is having a wonderful Ramadan, mine is going great. Starting my day without sipping that one cup of hot coffee, I thought it was going to be hard. However, when I overcame that tempting thought, I felt energized and fresh. It’s all in the mind and fasting in deed...